A Kurdish peshmerga fighter takes his position on the front line with militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), in Tuz Khormato, 100 kilometers south of the oil rich province of Kirkuk, northern Iraq
A Palestinian militant attends the funeral of Mohammed Al-Awor in Beit Lahiya town in the northern Gaza Strip. Al-Awor was killed by an Israeli air strike after militants fired a rocket into Israel
Islamist fighters show off their weapons skills at a graduation ceremony at a military training camp in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria. The fighters will operate under the Islamist Ahrar al-Sham brigade. Read more
A fighter from the Free Syrian Army stands inside a rebel hideout in Deir al-Zor, eastern Syria.
A Syrian opposition fighter rests inside a cave at a rebel camp in the Idlib province countryside of Syria. The main Syrian opposition coalition urged the international community to take swift action against the regime of President Bashar Assad in response to a UN finding that the nerve agent sarin was used in a deadly attack near the capital last month Read more
A Free Syrian Army fighter sits on a chair as he holds his weapon inside the Grand Umayyad mosque in Aleppo Read more